HOW TO ENTER

The 2017 competition is open to submissions and close at midnight (GMT) on 20 January 2017. The winner will be announced at this year’s Eastercon, Innominate, which is being held in Birmingham, between the 14th and 17th of April.

 Before you enter, please take note of the following:

Your story must be between 1000 and 6000 words long, it must not feature settings or characters from copyrighted works (TV programmes, films or books by other writers) and must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The James White Award is judged anonymously. You must remove your name and address from your manuscript and format it according to the rules.

You must read and agree to abide by the rules of the competition, failure to comply with the rules may result in disqualification. We also encourage you to take note of our advice for writers.

Online entries only. We will not enter into correspondence and cannot offer feedback on stories submitted.

The closing date for this year’s competition is Friday, 20 January 2017 at midnight (GMT).

This year the winning story will receive £200 and will be published in a future issue of the UK’s leading science fiction magazine, Interzone.

This year’s competition is now closed.

We expect to announce our shortlist in March and the winner will be announced at Innominate, this year’s Eastercon being held at Hilton Metropole, Birmingham, 14-17 April 2017.

The 2018 award will open to entries later this summer.

 

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